Do You Need An Accountability Partner?
Do you have an accountability partner? Do you need one? Do you know what this person can do for you?
An accountability partner is someone who you tell your goals and dreams. You discuss them in detail and this person basically holds you accountable for completing your goals. Simple right? Well, yes and no.
Accountability partners are a wonderful way to reach goals – everything from weight loss, getting debt free, succeeding on your health kick, writing a book (know this from personal experience!). But I have to admit that each person is different. You have to be willing to let someone into your life that your trust with your dreams/goals, feel comfortable enough to share what you want to accomplish and be able to be tough enough to let them ask you those hard questions like “Did you (fill in the blank) today?”
For me, I have several people that help me stay on track but my best friend, Donna Gauntlett has been my “Go To” person for keeping me in line with what I’m trying to accomplish. She has even told me when I’m trying to do too much (like I have been lately) and given me subtle suggestions to help guide me when I’m stuck, trying to figure out my next step.
But I do know of some people that an accountability partner does just the opposite of what it is meant to do. It can actually make people aggravated, that subconscious feeling that they need to always be in control, not answering to anyone. Don’t get me wrong – these types of people also reach their goals/dreams. They just do it differently and that’s okay. But for me, I like the idea of having someone that is gently reminding of what I’m pursuing and cheering for me. Also to celebrate once the goal/dream is accomplished.
Could you benefit from an accountability partner? Give it some thought especially if you are trying to achieve a large goal. Someone by your side, reminding you what to do, might be the answer to helping you realize your dreams.
Happy Monday Everyone!
Accountability will help you reach your goals!